Egypt army launches deadly assault on Sinai militants
CAIRO (AFP) - At least 10 people were killed as Egypt's army launched an air and ground assault on Sinai militants on Saturday while foiling a railway bombing near the canal city of Suez, officials said.
A prosecutor levelled new accusations meanwhile against Mohamed Mursi, already facing trial on other charges, alleging the Islamist leader insulted the judiciary when he was president, state media said.
Egypt has seen an uptick in bombings and shootings, mostly aimed at the security forces, since Aug 14 when hundreds were killed in clashes when police broke up two pro-Mursi protest camps in Cairo.
The military has been facing an insurgency in north Sinai, a haven for Al-Qaeda-inspired militants who have launched almost daily attacks against security forces in recent weeks.